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Guatemalan indigenous designs win new respect

09/22/2013 7:45am
With their brightly colored fabrics filled with animals and landscapes, Guatemala's indigenous had long used textiles to tell stories and share their visions of the universe. In modern times, however, those same fabrics made their wearers targets for discrimination, marking them as part of the country's poor and indigenous.

USVI official: Rum tax rebate must not be lowered

09/22/2013 3:09pm
A U.S. Virgin Islands official is urging Washington to reconsider a rate used in calculating the Caribbean territory's anticipated revenue from rum taxes.

Gunmen kill 3 in Jamaica, then police kill man

09/22/2013 4:50pm
Police in Jamaica say gunmen broke into a home in the island's capital and killed two women and a man in their 20s. Detectives say a 19-year-old man was shot to death by police during a confrontation after officers arrived to investigate.

Famed Colombian author Alvaro Mutis dies in Mexico

09/22/2013 11:02pm
Prolific Colombian writer and poet Alvaro Mutis Jaramillo died in Mexico's capital Sunday. He was 90 years old.

Venezuela: 3 soldiers arrested in drug flight

09/22/2013 11:35pm
Venezuela's interior minister says two National Guard sergeants and one lieutenant have been arrested for alleged involvement in the smuggling of 1.4 metric tons of cocaine to Paris on an Air France flight in three dozen suitcases.